NEPA & ESA Law
NEPA & ESA Attorneys in South Florida
Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a major Federal agency’s actions — such as highway construction, management plans for Federal parks, telecommunication towers and Federal Army Corps of Engineer’s wetland dredge and fill permits (404 permits) — require the Federal agency to assess, disclose and consider the environmental impacts of the project prior to its decision to move forward. The Federal agency is required to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and may be required to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) if the agency action causes a significant environmental impact.
Hartsell Ozery, P.A. assists its clients by obtaining relevant government documents through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and working with expert scientists to prepare solid comprehensive comment letters. Although the firm diligently tries to resolve NEPA issues through comment letters, if needed, the firm represents its clients by navigating the difficult and complex process of reviewing, participating in and challenging the efficacy of the final NEPA document.